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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the structural characteristics and the expression of a group of neuropeptides in the esophagus of patients with congenital esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA-TEF), as well to elucidate the roles of these neuropeptides in the pathogenesis of postoperative incoordination of esophagus after(More)
Sepsis is a major cause of mortality, and dysregulation of the immune response plays a central role in this syndrome. H2S, a recently discovered gaso-transmitter, is endogenously generated by many cell types, regulating a number of physiologic processes and pathophysiologic conditions. We report that H2S increased survival after experimental sepsis induced(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of triangular fibrocartilage complex injury through a meta-analysis. A comprehensive literature search was conducted before 1 April 2014. All studies comparing magnetic resonance imaging results with arthroscopy or open surgery findings were reviewed, and 25(More)
Fusiform aneurysms (FUANs) of vertebrobasilar arterial (VBA) trunk are difficult to treat by using current surgical and endovascular techniques. The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of FUANs of VBA trunk which was treated with various therapeutic modalities including unilateral or bilateral vertebral artery occlusion, trapping of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary hypoplasia is a condition of the newborn that is characterized by underdeveloped lungs and poor outcome. One strategy in the treatment of patients with hypoplasia is to augment underdeveloped lungs using biocompatible artificial lung tissue. However, one central challenge in current pulmonary tissue engineering efforts remains the(More)
This study conducted quantitative kinetic modeling and in situ and temporally resolved measurements of adsorption, desorption, and re-adsorption of a commercial endoglucanase in lignocellulosic suspensions. The study defined a cellulase adsorption and desorption competition parameter, a pseudo rate of binding and desorption, binding and desorption capacity,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate Siglec-1 protein (CD169) and mRNA levels in peripheral blood monocytes of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and investigate its role in PBC pathogenesis by looking for correlations between Siglec-1 expression and key PBC associated biochemical indices. METHODS FACS analysis was used to identify the percentage of(More)
Cellulose accessibilities of a set of hornified lignocellulosic substrates derived by drying the never dried pretreated sample and a set of differently pretreated lodgepople pine substrates, were evaluated using solute exclusion and protein adsorption methods. Direct measurements of cellulase adsorption onto cellulose surface of the set of pretreated(More)
To enhance tumor-targeting abilities and therapeutic efficiency, a monoclonal antibody-conjugated gene nanocomplex was herein designed. The biodegradable cationic polyethylenimine-grafted-α,β-poly(N-3-hydroxypropyl)-DL-aspartamide (PHPA-PEI) was used for complexing pDNA to form the PHPA-PEI/pDNA nanoparticle, and then 9B9 mAb, an anti-epidermal growth(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association of the location and geometric parameters of intracranial aneurysm with the risk of rupture. A retrospective study consisted of 284 patients diagnosed with saccular intracranial aneurysm between January 2009 and May 2013 at Wuxi Third People’s Hospital was conducted. 3D digital subtraction angiography(More)